• North Dallas Forty (1979)

    Posted by on November 15th, 2008 · Comments (3)

    I’ve mentioned in the past that, from 1978 to 1992, I was really into the NFL thing. However, I then became disenchanted with pro-football.

    Don’t get me wrong. I loved playing football. I loved the strategy of the game. And, I loved hitting people. So, to this day, there’s a part of me that digs football – it’s just that I don’t follow the game as a fan.

    Nonetheless, some of my all-time favorite movies are football movies. And, of those, this one may be my all-time favorite football movie. The character of Phillip Elliott struck a cord with me. And, of course, this flick gets two-thumbs up for the way they told it like it is, or, at the least, was, in terms of what goes on in pro-football.

    Comments on North Dallas Forty (1979)

    1. Raf
      November 15th, 2008 | 7:45 pm

      However, I then became disenchanted with pro-football.
      So what happened?

      I haven’t really followed since the Oilers left town. I can watch a game on occasion, but I don’t really follow anymore. I used to play, but there was too much rigidity & discipline for me.

    2. November 15th, 2008 | 10:55 pm

      What happened?

      It was sorta the perfect storm. Ray Handley started coaching the Giants. I got married. But, overall, it just started to dawn on me that I was rooting for a colored jersey with a number on it and a helmet without a face. The players that I grew up loving to watch play were moving along and new players were put into their shells – meaning those same jersey, helmets, and numbers.

      I know that players are disposable in every sport. But, in football, the notion that they were as disposable as paper cups was really starting to hit me.

      I just became disconnected.

    3. Raf
      November 16th, 2008 | 2:51 pm

      After “Ray Handley,” I didn’t have to read any further 😀

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